Study reveals that 83 percent of Ecuadorians in middle strata economically

Posted on December 26, 2011 • Filed under: Economy, Ecuador

The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) in a study found that the majority of Ecuador’s population is middle stratum. Research conducted at 9 744 people in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Ambato found that 83% of Ecuadorians are in the middle tier. While in the upper stratum is 1.9%, and in the low stratum, 14.9%. “This result is a different classification to the classification of poverty or extreme poverty, are two entirely different methodologies,” said Byron Villacis, director of INEC. Read Article

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